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INTRODUCTION
Michael: Swedish expressions that only make sense to Swedes, part 4.
Michael: Hi everyone, and welcome back to SwedishPod101.com. I'm Michael.
Alexandra: And I'm Alexandra!
Michael: This is Must-Know Swedish Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 24. In this lesson, you'll learn Swedish expressions that only make sense to Swedes, part 4.
Michael: Here are some more funny and strange sounding idioms that are used a lot in Sweden.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Michael: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Alexandra: Saken är biff
Alexandra: Intresseklubben antecknar
Alexandra: ute och cyklar
Alexandra: Alla sätt är bra utom dom dåliga.
Michael: Alexandra, what's our first expression?
Alexandra: Saken är biff
Michael: literally meaning "The thing is steak." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "it's done" or "consider it done."
Alexandra: [SLOW] Saken är biff [NORMAL] Saken är biff
Michael: Listeners, please repeat.
Alexandra: Saken är biff
[pause - 5 sec.]
Michael: Use this slang expression when something is already considered ready and done with.
Michael: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Alexandra: [NORMAL] Oroa dig inte, saken är biff! [SLOW] Oroa dig inte, saken är biff!
Michael: "Don't worry, it's all taken care of!"
Alexandra: [NORMAL] Oroa dig inte, saken är biff!
Michael: Okay, what's the next expression?
Alexandra: Intresseklubben antecknar
Michael: literally meaning "The interest club is taking note." But when it's used as a slang expression, it’s sarcastic and means that "no one cares."
Alexandra: [SLOW] Intresseklubben antecknar [NORMAL] Intresseklubben antecknar
Michael: Listeners, please repeat.
Alexandra: Intresseklubben antecknar
[pause - 5 sec.]
Michael: Use this slang expression when expressing, in a sarcastic way, how little you care about what someone is saying.
Michael: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Alexandra: [NORMAL] Vänta vänta, låt mig bara ta en penna - okej intresseklubben antecknar detta. [SLOW] Vänta vänta, låt mig bara ta en penna - okej intresseklubben antecknar detta.
Michael: "Wait, wait, just let me get a pen - okay the interest club is taking note of this."
Alexandra: [NORMAL] Vänta vänta, låt mig bara ta en penna - okej intresseklubben antecknar detta.
Michael: Okay, what's our next expression?
Alexandra: ute och cyklar
Michael: literally meaning "out cycling." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "completely off track."
Alexandra: [SLOW] ute och cyklar [NORMAL] ute och cyklar
Michael: Listeners, please repeat.
Alexandra: ute och cyklar
[pause - 5 sec.]
Michael: Use this slang expression when someone is completely on the wrong track or is completely wrong.
Michael: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Alexandra: [NORMAL] Du kan inte lyssna på Peter, han är ju ute och cyklar! [SLOW] Du kan inte lyssna på Peter, han är ju ute och cyklar!
Michael: "You can't listen to Peter, he's completely off track!"
Alexandra: [NORMAL] Du kan inte lyssna på Peter, han är ju ute och cyklar!
Michael: Okay, what's the last expression?
Alexandra: Alla sätt är bra utom dom dåliga.
Michael: It means "All ways are good, except the bad ones."
Alexandra: [SLOW] Alla sätt är bra utom dom dåliga. [NORMAL] Alla sätt är bra utom dom dåliga.
Michael: Listeners, please repeat.
Alexandra: Alla sätt är bra utom dom dåliga.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Michael: Use this slang expression when talking about different ways of doing something, everything that works is a good solution.
Michael: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Alexandra: [NORMAL] Funkar det, så gör så - Alla sätt är bra utom dom dåliga! [SLOW] Funkar det, så gör så - Alla sätt är bra utom dom dåliga!
Michael: "If it works, then do that - All ways are good except the bad ones!"
Alexandra: [NORMAL] Funkar det, så gör så - Alla sätt är bra utom dom dåliga!
QUIZ
Michael: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the expressions you just learned? I will describe four situations, and you will choose the right expression to use in your reply. Are you ready?
Michael: I couldn’t care less.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Alexandra: Intresseklubben antecknar
Michael: "A sarcastic expression that means no one cares"
Michael: It’s already been taken care of.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Alexandra: Saken är biff
Michael: "it's done"
Michael: If it works, it works.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Alexandra: Alla sätt är bra utom dom dåliga.
Michael: "All ways are good, except the bad ones."
Michael: You must have misunderstood, that’s not at all what I tried to explain.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Alexandra: ute och cyklar
Michael: "completely off track"

Outro

Michael: There you have it; you have mastered four Swedish Slang Expressions! We have more vocab lists available at SwedishPod101.com so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, and see you next time!
Alexandra: Det var allt för den här gången, vi ses snart igen!

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